October 06, 2010
A three-game homestand starts tonight for the Hounds. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at the Essar Centre
|Acadie-Bathurst Titan||Baie-Comeau Drakkar|
|Blainville-Boisbriand Armada||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles|
|Chicoutimi Sagueneens||Drummondville Voltigeurs|
|Gatineau Olympiques||Halifax Mooseheads|
|Moncton Wildcats||PEI Rocket|
|Quebec Remparts||Rimouski Oceanic|
|Rouyn-Noranda Huskies||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|Shawinigan Cataractes||Sherbrooke Phoenix|
|Val-d'Or Foreurs||Victoriaville Tigres|
|Brandon Wheat Kings|
|Edmonton Oil Kings|
|Medicine Hat Tigers|
|Moose Jaw Warriors|
|Prince Albert Raiders|
|Red Deer Rebels|
|Swift Current Broncos|
|Prince George Cougars|
TONIGHT’S GAME ….. The Hounds and Sting are meeting tonight for the 2nd game in their 8 game regular season series. Entering Week 3 of OHL action the two West Division clubs are separated by 1 point in the standings. Tonight’s game will be the first of 3 straight on home ice for the Hounds while the Sting return to their home ice, the RBC Centre, for a pair of home games on Friday and Saturday Night.
Sarnia defeated the Hounds last Friday Night by a score of 6-3. Brett Thompson had a pair of goals while Nick Cousins had a single in what was the Hounds first regular season loss.
HOUNDS ….. The Hounds enter tonight’s game with a healthy line-up for Head Coach Denny Lambert. With their roster sitting at 24 players, everyone except Brett Findlay is eligible for
action. The Echo Bay, ON native is still 3-4 weeks away from returning to the Hounds lineup after
suffering a broken wrist … Defenceman Brandon Archibald returns to the Hounds line-up after receiving an automatic 2-game suspension for being the “2nd fight during the same stoppage” in last Thursday’s game in Windsor … As of the time of print, it is unknown what overage forward, Dominic DeSando or Jake Carrick will sit out tonight's game … Forwards Brett Thompson (5 goals and 1 assist) and Nick Cousins (4 goals and 1 assist) both enter tonight with consecutive point streaks in tact through the opening 4 games of the season. Vern Cooper leads the Hounds offense with 7 points (7 assists) … The Hounds Penalty Kill is 5th best in the OHL at 86.7% thanks to successfully killing off 26 of 30 short-handed situations. The team’s Power Play is 12th in the league after scoring 4 times on 22 opportunities … The Hounds are 2-0 this early season on home-ice ….. The opposition has opened up the scoring in 4 of the Hounds first 5 games
STING ….. Sarnia enters tonight off their first regulation loss of the season. This past Saturday the team gave up the lone goal of the third period to drop a 5-4 decision to the Guelph Storm … With 16 players who played in the OHL one season ago, Sarnia has just 1 goalie, 1 defenseman and 5 forwards on their roster who enter the 2010-11 season without Major Junior experience … Nail Yakupov (Nizhnekamsk, RUSSIA) was selected by the team in the 1st round of the CHL Import Draft while Nick Latta (Peiting, GERMANY) was selected in Round 2 … Sarnia, ON
native, and former Free Agent signing Tyler Peters leads the Sting offense with 3 goals and 6 assists while rookie forward Alex Galchenyuk has at least 1 point per game to start off the season … The Sting power play is 7th best in the OHL at 20.7% while their penalty kill is ranked 8th at 84.0%
UPCOMING GAMES ….. TONIGHT—Barrie @ Belleville … THURSDAY—Kingston @ Brampton
Plymouth @ Peterborough … Saginaw @ Windsor … FRIDAY— Owen Sound @ Sarnia … Erie @ Guelph … Oshawa @ Kingston … Barrie @ Kitchener … Belleville @ London … Peterborough @ Mississauga … Plymouth @ Ottawa … Niagara @ Sudbury
$10 TICKET OFFER ….. Fans are reminded that the Soo Greyhounds have put in place a *NEW* $10 ticket offer for all regular season games this season. For just $10 +HST fans can purchase a general standing room ticket for all games. These discounted tickets must be purchased in
person at the Essar Centre Box Office no later than 24 hours in advance of game day. For more info please call the Hounds office at 253-5976.
PINK IN THE RINK TOTALS ….. The Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club, Scotiabank and Pepsi would like to thank all of the fans who participated in the Inaugural “Pink in the Rink” events on September 25th. Thanks to your generosity $20,317.03 was raised for the Canadian Breast
Cancer Foundation. Thank-you for the tremendous support of this great initiative.
JOIN US ON THE WORLD-WIDE WEB! ….. The Soo Greyhounds have launched a Facebook (Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club) and Twitter sites for the 2010/11 season (www.twitter.com/Soo_Greyhounds). Follow us online this OHL season.